Welcome, Skyler, it’s great having you here today.
Thank you, J.J., it’s been awhile since we last talked.
Xio, wanted us to do interviews today so I hope you don’t mind answering a few questions for me today.
I’d be happy too.
What is your favorite word?
***sly grin*** that’s an easy one, Jessie. I have always loved the way her name has sounded when I say it.
What is your fondest childhood memory?
Well, as it was pointed out to me I was still a child when this happened, but I would say the night I first kissed Jessie under the full moon, next to the lake on the Bar D. I knew right then and there I would marry that girl one day.
Before the chaos of Jake Connors and his men brought down on our worlds, every summer Jessie’s family and mine would picnic up by the lake. She and I grew up together, got into mischief, and that particular summer I saw her for the first time as the woman she was becoming.
After her family was murdered, I even purposed to her, but she turned me down flat. I never thought I’d see her again after she moved back to Boston with her uncle.
What is one thing in your past you wish you could do differently?
***distant darkness clouding his face***
I would say one thing I would do differently is I would . . .
***clears his throat***
I would have manned up more after our parents died and helped Chris a bit more. That was a hard time for our family, then to lose the ranch to those bastards and almost lose Nichole . . . Jessie’s family . . .
It was a hard time for all of us and I guess maybe I could have been of more help is all.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
It helped us become the men we needed to be, I guess you could say. All of us, Chris, Stephen, Sam, and myself. I don’t even think Anna or Lizzie would be the women they are today if we hadn’t gone through what we did.
Vanilla or chocolate?
***mischievous grin*** anything sweet my sister-in-law, Nichole, makes is good with me. That’s how she won me over when she came to our ranch. Hell, she even managed to get me to bathe once a week with her promise of cookies on bath night
If you could have lunch with one famous person (alive or not) who would it be and why?
He may not be famous to anyone else, but to our family he was legendary. It would have to be my pa. I miss his ever constant advice that I once thought to be overbearing. I would give anything to be able to sit down with him one more time and pester him with the million questions that come to mind not only about ranching, but those concerning marriage and children. Like how can I become the father he was to me and my siblings. Or what do I do when Jessie is on a rampage and I only wish to bring comfort and peace back to her life.
Thank you so much, Skyler, for joining me today. I can’t wait to get back to you and Jessie’s story.
You’re very welcome. Don’t keep putting us off, we have some exciting things going on in our story you don’t want to miss ;)